Saturday, 30 August 2008

NHS admit pregnancy test mistakes

An NHS laboratory in Sheffield has admitted it failed to properly carry out blood tests on pregnant women.

More than 50 women had to be re-tested for sexually transmitted infections (STI) when infections were not picked up by the laboratory in Sheffield.

Six women from Sheffield were re-tested and a smaller number from Rotherham.

An investigation revealed the mistake after a pregnant woman tested positive for HIV at a clinic at Hallamshire Hospital in 2006.

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